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Katsushika Hokusai (Hokusai Katsushika)

( Japanese printmaker and draftsman.)

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Biography Katsushika Hokusai (Hokusai Katsushika)
(1760-1849)
Born in Edo (Tokyo) October 21, 1760, died there on May 10, 1849. He was apprenticed to an engraver at the engravings on wood Nakayama Tetsuson, then studied at Katsukava Syunse, who worked in the genre of 'ukiyo-e'. This genre arose in 17., His subject was a picture of scenes of everyday life. Hokusai worked under different names, imitating many styles and about 1800 took a name that is widely known at present. He has developed its own individual style, revived dwindle tradition 'ukiyo-e', to enrich its images of landscapes. Lively and diverse style of Hokusai simplicity and monumentality. Master had a wonderful ability to pass the motion. All he created the app. 30 thousand. prints and drawings and more than 500 illustrations. Among his best works - a series ksilogravyur: 36 species of Mount Fuji (1833-1829), Famous Bridges (1827-1830), Journey to the waterfalls of the country (1827-1833), Poets of China and Japan (1830). The energy and humor genre painting, subtle landscapes done Hokusai one of the most famous Japanese artists in Europe. His work has had a significant influence on European art of the late 19 - early 20 century.


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